ast August 18, Vegas Amusement was granted a continuation patent (number 7575512) from the original patent (number 5688174), and Plaintiffs seek to preliminarily enjoin infringement of this newly issued patent.
"We believe that this latest issued patent serves to strengthen an already extensive patent portfolio in and around the electronic multiplayer space," said Stephen Crystal, Chief Executive Officer of TableMAX.
The most recent complaint, filed in the Las Vegas division of the District of Nevada, alleges infringement of US Patent numbers 5,688,174, 6,921,337, 7,201,661 and 7,575,512, which protect the proprietary electronic devices and system architecture used in the TableMAX multiplayer games. The suit alleges that Shuffle Master's Table Master multiplayer gaming device and system infringes on each of the patents.
The suit seeks injunctive relief along with unspecified damages and fees.